Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Yemen”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Making up monsters to destroy. Damir Marusic reviews Robert Kagan’s The Jungle …

Posted January 18th, 2019

Congress Can End U.S. Involvement in the War on Yemen

Reasserting Congress’ constitutional role to end our participation in a truly horrific war is long overdue.

Posted January 16th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Annotation of the Pentagon report to Congress on detainee abuse by U.S. …

Posted January 11th, 2019

The ‘Force for Good’ That Enables Mass Starvation in Yemen

The Secretary cannot square his self-righteous pronouncements about America as a “force for good” with the policy of backing the Saudi coalition as it massacres civilians and causes millions to starve.

Posted January 10th, 2019

Pompeo’s Exercise in Arrogant Self-Congratulation

The same people that have helped some of the world’s worst governments blow up civilians and starve millions of people in Yemen want to be applauded for their good work.

Posted January 10th, 2019

A Deceptive Defense Department Report on Torture in Yemen

The U.S. position on the UAE’s torture of detainees in Yemen is a disgraceful case of “see no evil, hear no evil.”

Posted January 8th, 2019

Pompeo’s Shameless Pro-Saudi Speech

Holding up the Saudis as an example to follow on human rights and the rule of law would be a bad joke at the best of times.

Posted January 7th, 2019

The U.S. Is On the Side of Terrorists and War Criminals in Yemen

The U.S. continues to support a war that not only benefits jihadists by sowing chaos, but it also backs the governments that directly finance and arm those same terrorists.

Posted December 31st, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

An unnatural disaster. Sudarsan Raghavan reports on the famine in Yemen and …

Posted December 28th, 2018

Mattis’ Yemen Legacy

Our government’s support for the war on Yemen was and remains indefensible, and Mattis did everything he could to rationalize it and keep U.S. support for it going.

Posted December 28th, 2018

The Saudi-Made Famine in Yemen

The Saudi coalition’s responsibility for causing mass starvation in Yemen is not seriously in dispute.

Posted December 27th, 2018

The Mindless Defense of the Failed Foreign Policy Consensus

There are more legitimate foreign policy options than mindlessly defending the post-1945 or post-1991 status quo.

Posted December 27th, 2018

Where Is This ‘Post-American Middle East’ You Speak Of?

If this is a “post-American” region, what would one heavily influenced by the U.S. look like?

Posted December 26th, 2018

U.S. Arms Sales and the War on Yemen

The war on Yemen has been a horrifying example of what happens when the U.S. arms despotic clients to the teeth in the name of “defense” and then refuses to hold them accountable when they use the weapons we sold them to slaughter innocent people.

Posted December 26th, 2018

The U.S. Keeps Covering for Saudi Crimes in Yemen

The fact that the U.S. wanted language warning about famine removed from the resolution is a tacit admission of our government’s shared responsibility for creating the famine.

Posted December 26th, 2018

Mattis Resigns

The next Defense Secretary is less likely to resist Trump’s belligerent tendencies, and he is more likely to indulge the president’s worst impulses.

Posted December 20th, 2018

What Is the Point of Pompeo’s Cairo Speech?

Pompeo won’t admit it in his speech, but the current U.S. role in the region is a destabilizing one that involves aiding and abetting war crimes and helping to cause mass starvation.

Posted December 19th, 2018